Saturday, April 5, 2014

UFOs Filled The Skies Over Northern British Columbia – Hundreds Of Eyewitnesses File Reports

If you care to write to Brian Vike, he can be reached at 3 different email addresses. Brian’s most used email today is at, also he still has his old email address, as this address went along with a huge website Brian built up and ran until 2009. Also, one other address is

Do keep in mind, Brian did retire, but he is working on a very large report on the amazing UFO flap which took place over British Columbia, Canada back in 2002 and 2003.

Everything from Cattle Mutes, Crop Circles, Triangle Craft, Alien abductions and some of the most amazing UFO sightings to have been reported. Large cases involving numerous witnesses, 200 people for one case alone. UFOs hitting the water, only to lift back up out of the water and battle it out with another unknown craft.  Reports never stopped pouring in, for Brian, it was one of the busiest times to be a UFO investigator.

Also some really interesting UFO footage which still remains a mystery to this day, and the experts have tried to figure out what the object/objects are in the video footage. The media went wild over what was happening in the skies up north. Most of all the cases remain unsolved.

If anyone has a British Columbia UFO sighting, no matter where or when the sighting took place on, please do drop Brian a line as he does want to know if there could be a relationship with other sighting reports he received all across this large, and beautiful province. Also the reports will be sent to B.C. investigators to be dealt with. Of course, Brian will do some checking as well behind the scene.

The Vike Factor.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

From Brian Vike Retired UFO Investigator - Merry Christmas And I Hope You All Have A Wonderful New Year

 Well I have to say I am enjoying all the free time I have on my hands. I do miss looking into the UFO cases that came in, but honestly I started giving up the passion I once had for the topic. This was mainly due to the amount of sighting reports that were coming in before I pulled the plug.

I always believed If people are kind enough to write up their sighting report and send it along, then I should most certainly reply and do some checking into the sightings that have a little more meat to them. It finally got to the point where so much was pouring into the inbox, I through my hands up and said to heck with this.

Last January 2013 just a hair over 700 sighting reports came in for that month. Plus health issues had me thinking it was time to quit. So I did.

Since I packed it in, sighting reports still rolled in, not near as much as I once was receiving, but still a lot of sighting reports. What I did with these reports was to send them directly to William “Bill” Puckett in the United States for the American sightings.

Bill can be found at: UFOs Northwest and then all the Canadian sighting reports I received went directly to Chris Rutkowski at: Ufology Research of Manitoba

From there I started playing computer games. –:

Anyway, over the years in my province of British Columbia, Canada there was a major UFO wave that took take place in 2002 and 2003 with sightings of all kinds of odd UFOs being witnessed by one person, up to over 200 people who observed one huge UFO event. What I have decided to do is to write up a large detailed report on the two years of amazing sightings and I will post the report later in 2014.

Other than that, I will be sitting back and reading what others are reporting. Again I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming New Year.

Brian Vike
Canadian UFO Investigator. (Retired)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Vike Factor – Posting Of Brian Vike’s Major UFO Cases (The Vike Files)

Posted:  October 24, 2013

Important Notice: Brian Vike, Canadian UFO investigator and owner of “The Vike Factor”, “The Vike Report Radio Show" and editor of the “Canadian Communicator Magazine” and past owner of HBCC UFO Research has been re-posting his large UFO cases on the main blog.

A lot of these cases have audio reports (telephone interviews Brian Vike did with eyewitnesses) which can give a lot more detail to a UFO sighting than just the text report.

From the two year major UFO flap in British Columbia and other large cases all across Canada, the United States and Worldwide, Brian Vike brings sighting reports of unusual lights, saucer shaped UFOs, gigantic football sized Black Triangle craft, military sightings around sensitive bases and on and on it goes.

Brian received “thousands” of sighting reports over the years and so many of them turned out to be amazing cases.

All of these reports are now being posted and can be found at: 

I thank everyone who filed their sighting as they were all so very interesting. 

 Brian Vike - The Vike Factor.
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ghost Stories – Looking For Your Spooky Experience

I have been posting a few ghost stores that I have received while investigating UFOs and other areas of the paranormal.

These Ghost stories can be found on my main Blog at

If you have had a Ghostly encounter and would like to share your experience with the readers in this Haunting month of October, please do send along your spooky experience.

Your Ghost story can be emailed to Brian Vike (The Vike Factor) at

Thank you.

Brian Vike (Retired)
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.


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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Castle Project: Denver’s Haunted Mansion (Free DVD Give Away)

 Contest Closed – We have the 5 winners. Thank you to everyone.

Just in the Halloween month of October, the first 5 people who contact me, with your full name (first and last) and your complete postal mailing address will receive a free copy of the documentary, “The Castle Project: Denver’s Haunted Mansion”.

Cinema Libre Studio has was kind enough to allocate 5 DVDs to give away.

I will be collecting the 5 names and postal addresses of the winners and forwarding them on so the DVD can be mailed out by United States Postal Service.

I don’t expect this will take long to receive the 5 people, but good luck to the first 5 folks who write in.

Write to Brian Vike with your mailing details at to enter.

If not a winner, please do check out the information on where and how to purchase the DVD at:

Also visit Cinema Libre Studio for lots of other great titles.

Thank you.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Castle Project: Denver’s Haunted Mansion

Did Someone Say Halloween?

Coming to DVD and Digital Platforms (VOD) on October 1, 2013

Los Angeles, CA (September 25, 2013) – Would you buy a  haunted house if it came on the market? Despite a colorful history involving tales of Satanism, mysterious deaths, eerie noises and ghostly sightings, architect Brian Higgins and business partner Travis McAfoos were compelled to purchase the 19th century Croke-Patterson mansion in Denver, Colorado. The Castle Project: Colorado’s Haunted Mansion is their odyssey into the paranormal as they renovate the stately brick mansion into a bed & breakfast. The documentary film will be available on DVD and VOD platforms on October 1, 2013, just in time for Halloween!

The building’s most notable haunting activity occurred during the 1970’s when the dwelling was undergoing renovations to convert it into office space, which some believed to have disturbed the spirits. After completing work, the construction crews would return the following day to find their work from the day before, undone.  After several instances, the contractor purchased a pair of Doberman Pinschers as guard dogs.  Soon after, the workers arrived to find the dogs lying dead on the sidewalk after jumping from a closed third floor window.

It wasn’t long into the more modern renovations that architect Higgins’ crew started to notice some odd occurrences and he picked up a camera, resulting in his directorial debut. “Once I had read all the stories on the Internet of the Croke-Patterson Mansion, I realized that somebody needed to make a movie about this.  It seems like every past owner I came in contact with had a story to tell.  Could there possibly be any truth to these stories?” says director Brian Higgins.

At the outset, Higgins set up a camera doubtful of discovering anything. After the discovery of a dead, mutilated cat followed by workers who claimed to have seen of ghostly apparitions, he moves into one of the upstairs bedroom, by his lonesome while the camera records.  Soon, bats are appearing from nowhere and he hears whispering voices through the halls.  And then there’s an unexplained fire.  Is the house really haunted?

Architectural clues and artifacts found within the walls and foundations allude to a very “otherworldly” blueprint and soon the paranormal investigators and spiritual experts are brought in to investigate.


The historic Croke-Patterson Mansion in Denver, Colorado was long-rumored to be haunted by the cries of babies buried in the basement. The original owner built the Chateauesque-style home in 1891 and lived there for six months before falling victim to the Silver Crash of 1893. Ill fortune visited upon subsequent owners during the 120-year‐long history of the house as they experienced otherworldly phenomena that included apparitions, whispering voices, peculiar odors, failed exorcisms and guard dogs jumping through windows to their death.

When architect Brian Higgins and partners purchase the home for renovation, they are skeptical of the home’s tragic past. But soon workers begin to experience sightings of ghostly children, unusual temperature changes and whispering voices. Workers fall ill and one team member dies while an unexplained fire threatens the project’s completion. Paranormal investigators are brought in and they identify several generations of spirits who remain trapped in the house.

Higgins had the foresight to begin filming, and after several hair‐raising nights spent alone in the building he began to wonder if there was a reason why souls never checked out at the Croke‐Patterson Mansion.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Promote Your UFO/Horror Related Books/Movies/Documentaries

I will be removing 4 books from the sidebar at the end of this week, September 6, 2013. If you would like your UFO product promoted for 6 months at no cost, please drop Brian Vike an email at Actually I will be making more room on the side bar as well.

Over the years I have had a ton of UFO related material, mostly books sent from book publishers, and some from authors who wrote the books.

Also DVD movies/Documentaries covering UFOs, Sasquatch and Horror have showed up from companies asking me to promote their product. I have review some awesome stuff.

Anyway, all I ask is you contact me, send a copy of the product and I will post a review on it, post the image of the product and link to where it can be purchased which will be promoted on the sidebar for 6 months, and in posts.

Any material is to be sent to Brian Vike.

Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia

Friday, August 30, 2013

John Tosti Story - Alien Contact In Bloomington Indiana (Video Clips/Pictures/Audio)

 (From Brian Vike’s UFO Files) Posted by Brian Vike. Also this is a very, very long report, I have added video clips/images and audio to the report.

A message to John’s Mother, I am sure you will read the report and view the clips on your son. A while back we were emailing back and forth, and I have no idea what happened to your emails, mainly you email address. If you would be kind enough to send me another email this would be great, you can send it to me, at I have something I need to discuss with you.

Thank you and look forward in hearing from you again.

John Christopher Tosti: Born 1-21-70 - Died 3-24-2011 (UFO/Alien Abductee)

I bring sad news this evening, Mr. John Christopher Tosti passed away on March 24, 2011 leaving behind loved ones, friends and folks who cared about John. I myself met John only through emails and our telephone calls we made to one another.

I found John to be an intelligent man who loved his family dearly. John contacted me in hopes of finding some answers, or to tell someone about his ongoing experiences with unidentified flying craft, and his alien abduction, which troubled him for years after the experience.

My regret was not meeting John in person as he and I would have had lots in common, and we would have hit it off straight away.

John leaves behind a wealth of information in a report I wrote up on what had been happening to him and what he and his family were observing. I did have everything posted at an old website I owned and operated, but I did sell the website and now much of the photos and video is not posted. I do have everything here, but it was packed away with all UFO material a couple years ago.

In Memory of John Tosti
Deremiah Frye Mortuary Greene and Harrell Chapel.

Brian Vike’s Note: It was hard hearing about John’s passing as he was still a young, kind man, but I then was told that about a year later, John’s wife passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Both John and Susan will be greatly missed by family and friends.

In Memory of Susan Tosti
Allen Funeral Home for Susan -

Special Report By Brian Vike (The Vike Factor)

This video clip is an introduction from John to me. John’s wife is by his side.

The link below will take you to the story on John Tosti.

Brian Vike (Retired)
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia, Canada.


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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Magnificent Obsessions 2003–2008 Episode Name – UFO Hunter Canadian TV Documentary (Video)

Canadian Life Network
TV Series  -  27 min   -  Canadian Documentary.

Imdb -
Episode name – UFO Hunter.

To view the UFO TV documentary at YouTube:

Storyline: A series profiling people who have turned their everyday interests into a passion that drives their lives. Obsessions include: Toy trains, Barn Storming, guns, witches and more.

In this episode, camera’s follow Chris Rutkowski as he travels across Canada interviewing eyewitness to major UFO sightings. Also Errol Bruce-Knapp, radio host of Strange Days... Indeed spoke to Chris about the growing number of UFO sightings here in Canada and the Canadian UFO Survey.

Chris then packs his bags and flew to Indian Mountain, New Brunswick where people had several unusual sightings. He then flew out to northern British Columbia to meet Brian Vike, Ufologist who had received 1/5th of all the Canadian sightings that year (2002) and the area was practically named the UFO capital of Canada. British Columbia was a major hotspot for UFO sightings over 2002 and 2003.

After meeting with Brian Vike and eyewitnesses in B.C., Then Chris once again packed his bags and flew out to Fredericton, New Brunswick to meet with well known Ufologist Mr. Stanton Friedman.

The documentary is very well done, and I hope you enjoy. To view the TV documentary at YouTube:

Canadian UFO Survey -
Strange Days... Indeed -
Brian Vike - The Vike Factor - T.V. Crew From Canada's Life Network "Magnificent Obsession" Taped UFO Interviews In Houston, Smithers and Telkwa, British Columbia Canada. Pictures of the eyewitnesses and a description names/faces to these UFO events. and at another page, the sighting entitled - UFO Encounter On Highway #16 - Three Frightened Women viewed at: is one of the large cases shown in the film that Brian Vike investigated and Chris was looking into and talking with the three women.
Mr. Stanton Friedman -

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

“Inside The Mind Of Brian Vike” – (Retired)

An old interview with Brian Vike. Brian was a regular guest on the Jeff Rense show.
This interview is also available on Jeff Rense's website if you want to read it instead of watch it lol o.O

 After you visit Brian's website, come back and tell me, 'Can all these people really be lying?'


“Inside The Mind Of Brian Vike” (YouTube)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The 2012 Canadian UFO Survey - Record Breaking Year

The 2012 Canadian UFO Survey an analysis of UFO reports in Canada. Compiled by Geoff Dittman and Chris A. Rutkowski
The 2012 Survey Released May 12, 2013.

Since 1989, UFOlogy Research of Manitoba has solicited sightings data from active Canadian researchers. This data is annually compiled into the "Canadian UFO Survey." The survey is made publicly available in an attempt to promote the dissemination of information across the field of ufology. This page contains many of the surveys, as well as the data.

The "Survey Essay" page contains just that; the essays produced each year summarizing the findings of the survey for that year, along with explanations of trends, as well as describing some of the more interesting cases for each year.

The "Search The Database" link is currently inactive. In the future, the complete database will be put on the web, allowing any users to search the database for sightings based on the criteria of their choosing.

The "Data Tables" page contains the raw data, in html table format, for most of the Survey years. Basic data, such as date, time, number of witnesses, etc. is listed, as well as a very limited general description of each sighting. Right now we have the basic data for most years up on the web page, but are currently missing 1989, 1992, and 2009 on the website. We hope to get that data online sometime in the near future.

The "Charts" page contains assorted charts summarizing the data over the years. One can find such things as the distribution of sightings by province, time of day, etc. The charts are in .gif format.With respect to the charts, there is a trade-off that must be made. If one is to be able to view the results of the different variables being measured, the chart is frequently too large to fit on the monitor, and one has to scroll left or right to view the entire results.

Shrinking the charts to fit the screen, while making the entire chart as a whole visable, makes it difficult to actually interpret the chart, as the labels become too small. I have chosen to forsake convenience and make the charts large enough that one can actually read the results. Given this, the various charts are best viewed with the latest version of Internet Explorer, as it gives you the ability to easily resize the images.

Printing the charts using I.E. seems to work well too. With Netscape however, some of the charts don't print on a single page, and either come out on two pages, or it simply cuts off a portion of the chart.

The "Testimonies" page is currently inactive, but will contain eyewitness accounts, in the own words of the witnesses.

If you go to the home of the Canadian UFO Survey, you can find out everything on what the survey is about, and a complete break down/explanation.
The 2012 Canadian UFO Survey -

Friday, April 26, 2013

Brian Vike Finally Retires From The UFO Topic

I finally have to give up on investigating UFO sightings. As I mentioned to a colleague, I have a great run looking into UFO sightings, met some wonderful people along the way and over the years I received thousands upon thousands of UFO sighting reports, most I would say were explainable, yet others were truly amazing and certainly remain unexplained.

There were just a few Ufologists that I would thank for their help over the years.

The media, who I would like to thank as well, gosh did they treat me with kindness and took an interest in what I had to say.

But anyway, I will leave the blogs up as an archive and will find a new hobby which doesn’t involve sitting at a computer, I just cannot do anymore.

Thank you again to everyone and take care.

Brian Vike
Box 1091
Houston, British Columbia.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Beautiful Backcountry Canada Magazine

Beautiful Backcountry Canada Magazine makes it debuts on June 1, 2013.

In the magazine’s opening debut, under the Special People, there will be an article on Canadian Ufologist Brian Vike and there will be a photo shoot included.

To find out a little more, please visit Beautiful Backcountry Canada’s Facebook page and don’t forget to leave a comment.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Discovery Channel Canada – Alien Mysteries Watch New Episodes Online

The Discovery Channel Canada has started to post the new hour long shows, “Alien Mysteries” to it’s website. So far there are 4 one hour shows to watch online, and more to come.

They are being posted after each show airs on Discovery Channel Canada. Excellent CGI work and excellent actors recreating the experiences.

To watch the new series online, please visit the Discovery Channels website at or the direct link to the shows are at:

Brian Vike Canadian UFO Investigator.
The Vike Factor
Box 1091 Houston, B.C. Canada.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Accepting Only Canadian UFO Sighting Reports

Important Notice From The Vike Factor

Due to the huge amount of sighting reports that do come in on a regular basis, I had to make a hard decision as to what I wanted to do.

I can’t keep up with the reports that come in, plus I certainly am not getting any younger, and I don’t want to spend every waking hour at the computer which I just can’t do anymore.

I took a little time to do some thinking, and I have decided to accept and investigate Canadian UFO sightings only. I live in Canada and figured this would be the best for myself.

This will slow things down greatly, which is needed and gives me more time for myself, family and to spend the proper amount of time looking into Canadian sightings I receive.

There are a lot of UFO reporting websites out there on the internet that folks from the United States and the rest of the world can file to. I really don’t want to do this, but this is the way I will have to go.

This where I have posted, and will post all Canadian UFO sighting reports from now on.

Brian Vike
The Vike Factor.

Houston, British Columbia

Monday, February 18, 2013

Massive Orange And Red Light UFO Sightings Coming Into Brian Vike At The Vike Factor

Posted: February 18, 2013.

I have been investigating UFO sightings now since mid 2000. When I started up, things were very slow. A report trickled in from time to time, and it was exciting to see. As the months passed, sighting reports were being filed to me more frequently.

Back then I was hard pressed to see many orange/red light sightings at all. Most reports that came in were about unusual craft, people seeing white lights etc., and a few orange objects and some other weird things.  But again, as the years moved on, I did start seeing more and more orange/red light sightings coming in, but most were from Asian countries where they do celebrate different occasions using Chinese/Sky lanterns.

Then a shift started and the reports of these lights began showing up in the UK, slowly at first then increasing by great numbers. It got to the point where orange lights were the subject of most of the sightings I was receiving.

A year or two following the invasion of orange lights in the United Kingdom, I started receiving more and more reports of the lights in Canada. Most of those came from back east in Ontario. Then it spread out across Canada, and still, Ontario remained on top for these sightings probably due to the larger population there, and to this date, huge numbers of sightings of these lights are still piling in. Also at that time, reports of the lights started showing up all along the east coast of the United States. It really was and still is, fascinating to actually see how the orange/red lights spread across the land.

Now, most of the time I receive anywhere from 10 to 20 or more sighting reports per day from people who are seeing these colored lights, meteors and some UFOs. It really is something to see how this all unfolded.

In a recent report, an answer was found to a sighting of a orange ball of light seen over Buena Vista Baja California Sur Mexico.

Here is a link to that story, with an update from the eyewitness who found the evidence that the sighting was indeed a Chinese lantern. The remains were located on the beach, having been washed up on shore as the sighting had taken place over the ocean.

Pictures of the washed up lantern debris are below.

I have received reports of orange lights from people where they were able to figure out what they saw, after the orange light burnt out and fell into the witnesses yard.

I personally believe most of the orange light sightings are Chinese lanterns, but the problem is finding the proof. The lanterns do come down, but so many fall in wooded areas, lakes, oceans, rivers, yards, etc. When people watch the lights travel over head or see them in the distance, they are still lit, but they do burn out or blink out and it is hard to determine where they might come down because of the darkness.  I am sure people walk out in their yards and see the debris from a lantern and wonder what it is, and where did it come from. I am also sure they pick it up and drop it into the trash, not knowing there were lights seen in the sky in the area from the previous night.

Here is an example of what I am talking about. This report came in from Thompson Manitoba, and in the report there are photos the witness took of a melted mess which is the remains of a Chinese lantern.

“Numerous Eyewitnesses Observe Orange/Red Lights Over Thompson Manitoba – (Case Solved Hot Air Balloons/Lanterns) Pictures”

I am certainly not saying all of the orange and red light sightings are Chinese lanterns, but I do receive thousands of sightings of these lights and I believe that most of them could be the lanterns.

Brian Vike
The Vike Factor
Canadian UFO Investigator
Houston, British Columbia Canada.

If you have seen anything unusual, please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.

Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

UFO/Lights Seen Zig Zagging And Hovering Between Borris In Ossory And Roscrea Ireland

Date:  February 2011
Time:  Evenings.

I have seen the same, and I’m in Laois area.

It’s in a westerly direction from me and seems to zig zag, and hover over ground somewhere between Borris in Ossary and Roscrea.

It moves in a pendulum motion or seems to hop sometimes, I can’t really pin point location or I’d be down seeing what it is.

If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.

Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.

The Vike Factor (Brian Vike)

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Large Orange Ball Seen Flying Over Browns Plains Logan City Queensland Australia

Date:  February 15, 2013
Time:  10:50 p.m.

At 10:50 p.m. looked like a large orange ball.

I'm in Browns Plains and it was above my home.

If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.

Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.

The Vike Factor (Brian Vike)

The Vike Factor 2 (Brian Vike)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Black Triangle UFO Observed Above The Stadium In Middlesbrough UK

Date:  December 9, 2012
Time:  Approx: 6:00 p.m.

Number of witnesses: 1
Number of Objects: 1
Shape of Objects: Triangular.

Full Description of Event/Sighting: I was coming home from college of December 09, 2012. It was a cold, but still silent night when I realized earlier on that I had forgot my wallet and only had enough money for the journey there and a sandwich and I knew I’d be walking home.

As I began to set off from college near the river side stadium Middlesbrough, I looked up above the stadium to see a huge triangular shaped black craft moving silently in the silent night.

There was no noise, it hovered and then left heading east towards Europe. It had three orange/red lights in each corner.

I tried to take a picture, but all I got was black. I believe it’s a government vessel, most likely created in the USA. Maybe even after recovered technology from the Germans in WW2.

If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.

Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.

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Large Glowing Orange Ball Of Light Over Buena Vista Baja California Sur Mexico

Date:  February 14, 2013
Time:  8:30 p.m.

14 February 2013 at 8:40 p.m. local Mtn Time.

Observed overhead, SE sky a single glowing orange object about 1/4 size of full moon. Initially thought it was a plane, common here, but not flashing and unusual hue.

Seemed to be fiery with slight variation in the orange hues. Moved slowly to the North for 10 seconds, about 15+ moon diameters. Or width of 5 fingers at arm's length.

Then slowly made a 90 degree turn to the East. Travelled 5 seconds, about 4 fingers, slowly dimming and diminishing in size. Suddenly disappeared and not seen again.

Unfortunately, I did not have my camera with video with me. I have never seen anything like this before. I did an Internet search and found similar observations at this website.

Additional Information:

I believe I have solved my orange glow mystery.

Enclosed 2 pictures, found this washed up on the beach, of a plastic very thin walled bag with wire ring at the base with central wire support likely to hold a fiery container, not present.

Some smoke/soot on interior bag.

Works like a hot air balloon.

Seems somewhat dangerous to light one of these and send it aloft?

Likely are purchased commercially due to its construction and would seem to explain the single and multiple objects and slow movement.

An Internet search may find the commercial source?

Pictures below of washed up lantern debris.

If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.

Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.

The Vike Factor (Brian Vike)

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